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Martian Gothic: Unification

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
66
3.1
Windows
66
3.0
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Description

It's the year 2017. The planet Earth sets up a research station, Vita Base, on Mars with the mission to discover if life did exist there. After a discovery there comes one last garbled message—danger, danger cliché approaching--“have opened Pandora’s box… all the evils of old Mars have flown out,” and a warning, “…if you do send a manned mission, warn the crew…Stay Alone, Stay Alive…” then nothing. So now it’s 2018, and your rescue mission to Mars crash lands. When you get to the base, the welcome wagon is made up of zombies and an alien virus that will make you look back fondly on the days of the Black Plague.

You control a team of three: Kenzo, Karne and Matlock. They enter the base from different airlocks and try to discover what happened. The reason for the whole "Stay alone, stay alive" warning is that if your team members come together they end up forming into a disgusting mass of flesh -- picture the thing from Leviathan -- called a Trimorph.

As you proceed though the base you find clues as to what occurred. In addition, you run into Trimorphs, some of the non zombiefied former base crew, that are bent on your destruction. They come in two sizes -- the small spidery kind which hack at your shins and jump on your face or the huge "better run like hell" monstrosities that will tear you to pieces.

Screenshots

Martian Gothic: Unification Windows The inventory screen.
Martian Gothic: Unification PlayStation Diane finds a weapon
Martian Gothic: Unification PlayStation Use vacuum tubes (on the wall) to pass items between characters.
Martian Gothic: Unification PlayStation Doors need consumable tags to open.

Alternate Titles

  • "Готика Марса: Кровавая сторона планеты" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Resident Evil meets the planet Mars - but is this a good or bad thing? Windows Reborn_Demon (124)

The Press Says

PSX Nation PlayStation Nov 26, 2001 79 out of 100 79
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows May 17, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows May 11, 2000 14 out of 20 70
Power Unlimited Windows Jul, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Quebec Gamers PlayStation Feb 06, 2013 6.7 out of 10 67
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jun, 2000 60 out of 100 60
Game industry News (GiN) PlayStation 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot PlayStation Jan 25, 2002 5.9 out of 10 59
Gamezilla PlayStation Dec 05, 2001 59 out of 100 59
GameSpot Windows May 25, 2000 5.6 out of 10 56

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
You should know this man 1 laura happy
Jan 15, 2012

Trivia

There's an amusing letter to be found on the corpse of a crewmember.

The letter mentions how he is going to kill himself to stop them getting into his head. He concludes with.... "I leave all my worldly possessions to my ex-wife. The bitch will probably take them anyway."


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Contributed to by Atomic Punch! (151) and Matthew Bailey (1143)